BP at a glance

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies

We provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging.

Key facts

Countries of operation
Almost 80
Number of employees
Economic value generated by BP(a)
$359.8 billion
Replacement cost profit(b)
$8,073 million
Barrels of oil produced per day(c)
3.2 million
Proved reserves(d)
17,523 million barrels of oil equivalent
New exploration access
47,000 square kilometres
Retail sites(e)
Approximately 17,200
Refinery throughputs per day
1,721 thousand barrels
Petrochemicals produced
14.0 million tonnes
As at, or for the year ended, 31 December 2014, see footnotes below.

Our company

Through our two main operating segments, Upstream and Downstream, we find, develop and produce essential sources of energy, turning them into products that people need. Our projects and operations help to generate employment, investment and tax revenues in countries and communities across the world.

What we do

We aim to create value across the hydrocarbon value chain. This starts with exploration and ends with the supply of energy and other products fundamental to everyday life.

Delivering value over volume

We are pursuing our strategy by setting clear priorities, actively managing a quality portfolio and employing our distinctive capabilities.

Leadership team

View profiles of BP board members led by Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman, and the executive team headed by Bob Dudley, group chief executive. 

Our people

Our people are talented in a wide range of disciplines and our approach to professional development programmes and training helps build individual capabilities. We have a bias towards building capability within the organization, complimented by selective external recruitment where necessary.

Our values

Our values of safety, respect, excellence, courage and one team align explicitly with BP's code of conduct and translate into the responsible actions necessary for the work we do every day. Our values represent the qualities and actions we wish to see in BP, they guide the way we do business and the decisions we make.

Our brands

Each of our brands has its own heritage and personality, but they all have one thing in common - they all symbolize, embody or provide tremendous energy.


We believe that the best way for BP to achieve sustainable success as a company is to act in the long-term interests of our shareholders, our partners and society. We strive to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.


We develop and deploy technologies that we expect will make the greatest impact on our business. From enhancing the safety and reliability of our operations to creating competitive advantage in energy discovery, recovery, efficiency and products.

Energy economics

The BP Energy Outlook 2035 contains our projections of future energy trends, based on our views of likely economic and population growth and developments in policy and technology. This builds on our annual Statistical Review of World Energy.

Key reports

Our key reports include information about our financial and operating performance, sustainability performance and also global energy trends and projections.


a. This includes revenue plus interest and dividend receipts and proceeds from divestments.
b. Attributable to BP shareholders.
c. Includes BP’s share of Rosneft (2014 and 2013) and TNK-BP production (2013 and 2012).
d. Includes our interest in equity-accounted entities.
e. Excludes our interest in equity-accounted entities that are dual-branded.